Direct v s Representative Democracy Created by Karen McDavid Midland Academy 2012
Direct v s Representative Democracy  Created by Karen McDavid, Midland Academy, 2012
Greek government was based on a democracy What is a democracy A democracy is a system of government where the people of a country have power
Greek government was based on a democracy. What is a democracy   A democracy is a system of government where the people of...
As the Greek population became larger villages grew into city states A city state was a city and all the farm land surrounding it The two largest city states were Athens and Sparta
As the Greek population became larger, villages grew into city-states. A city-state was a city and all the farm land surro...
Each city state was independent of each other and had its own government
Each city-state was independent of each other and had its own government.
Direct Democracy
Direct Democracy
In 500 B C Athens became the world s first democracy What is a democracy A democracy is a system of government where the people the citizens of a country have the power and make the decisions
In 500 B.C. Athens became the world   s first democracy. What is a democracy  A democracy is a system of government where ...
In Athens each man over the age of 18 could take part in the democracy They had a voice Women children and slaves could not vote
In Athens each man over the age of 18 could take part in the democracy. They had a voice.  Women, children, and slaves cou...
This form of democracy is called direct democracy What is Direct Democracy Direct Democracy is a government in which people vote directly to make their own rules and laws
This form of democracy is called direct democracy. What is Direct Democracy  Direct Democracy is a government in which peo...
In Athens the men had a voice They could vote for their peers as candidates and could run for office themselves The men created the laws enforced the laws and often acted as judges and juries if laws were broken Each person had a direct vote and voted for what they wanted
In Athens the men had a voice. They could vote for their peers as candidates and could run for office themselves. The men ...
When voting for an election the person with the most votes won When dealing with an issue like a new law the issue with the most votes won
When voting for an election, the person with the most votes won. When dealing with an issue, like a new law, the issue wit...
For this system of government to be successful EVERY man that was a citizen of Athens had to be aware and informed of the issues It also took a lot of time to count up the votes to see who won elections and which laws were voted into action Because each man had a vote it was a very lengthy process to count votes
For this system of government to be successful,    EVERY    man that was a citizen of Athens had to be aware and informed ...
Representative Democracy
Representative Democracy
We the United States get our ideals of government from Ancient Greece Although the idea of a direct democracy wasn t always the most effective our founding fathers used the idea of a Greek Democracy to help found our own government However our founding fathers tweaked it just a bit
We, the United States, get our ideals of government from Ancient Greece. Although the idea of a direct democracy wasn   t ...
The United States system of government is based on a Representative Democracy Representative Democracy is a government in which the people elect officials to represent us The officials then vote on important issues on our behalf
The United States system of government is based on a Representative Democracy  Representative Democracy is a government in...
Our modern day democracy encourages everyone to vote including women Any legal citizen of the United States over the age of 18 may vote By voting we have a voice in who our elected representatives are We vote for the person we want to represent us on important issues
Our modern day democracy encourages everyone to vote, including women. Any legal citizen of the United States over the age...
One of the most important principals of a Representative Democracy is that the elected officials must ensure that the people s interests are considered with each vote These elected officials must not make decisions based on personal interests or personal gain They must remember that they represent the voice of the people
One of the most important principals of a Representative Democracy is that the elected officials must ensure that the peop...
If we had a direct democracy it would take way too much time to count votes since our population exceeds 300 million people So we have elected officials 100 Senators 2 per state 335 Congress People represented by each state s population
If we had a direct democracy it would take way too much time to count votes since our population exceeds 300 million peopl...
A representative democracy allows our elected representatives to serve an elected term If they aren t doing the job that the people expect them to they can be voted out of office by the voters of the United States
A representative democracy allows our elected representatives to serve an elected term. If they aren   t doing the job tha...
Because we have a representative democracy we can also ensure that our form of government has a checks and balances No one person not even the President has all of the power Elected officials have to work together to pass laws and bills
Because we have a representative democracy, we can also ensure that our form of government has a checks and balances. No o...
Explain the difference between a direct democracy and a representative government Representative Democracy Direct Democracy
Explain the difference between a direct democracy and a representative government. Representative Democracy  Direct Democr...